The recent Australian census confirmed the long-term trend of those who identify as Christian, and research has found that 1 in 5 Australians attends churches at least monthly.
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‘Now that you know this truth, how happy you will be if you put it into practice!’ John 13:17 GNT Jesus summed up His teaching on happiness this way: ‘Now that you know this truth, how happy you will be if you put it into practice!’ The Bible gives us three keys that are vital to happiness. [...]
The purpose of the Crown is the embodiment of a nation, its people, history, heritage, type of government, culture, civilisation and religion. It sits at the centre and height of the constitutional arrangement, separating all other branches of government while avoiding involvement in the day-to-day running of the state.
‘God is good.’ Romans 12:1 CEV Paul writes, ‘God is good. So… offer your bodies to Him as a living sacrifice… Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to Him.’ (Romans 12:1–2 CEV) God’s sovereignty, His rule over everything, can be understood: (a) through His initiative, and (b) through our response. In essence, [...]
‘I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember You.’ Psalm 42:6 NLT Max Lucado says: ‘When God doesn’t do what we want it’s not easy; it never has been, and it never will be. Faith is the conviction that God knows more than us… and He’ll get us through. Disappointment is caused by unmet expectations… and it’s [...]
The last 15 years has seen significant growth in high skilled jobs. The economic marker of the knowledge economy is intellectual capital, enabling workers to have greater flexibility and freedom to conduct their work from wherever they are.
‘When Jesus saw her, He called her to Him.’ Luke 13:12 NKJV This woman tried religion, but it couldn’t help her. She tried doctors, but they couldn’t cure her. And the people around her thought her problem would never be solved. Even she did! But not Jesus. His promise is: ‘Come to Me, all you who labour [...]
‘My thoughts are not like your thoughts.’ Isaiah 55:8 NCV God said, ‘My thoughts are not like your thoughts… Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My… thoughts higher than your thoughts.’ (Isaiah 55:8–9 NCV) Until you come to terms with the fact that God doesn’t think like you, you will question His ways [...]
Of her many titles, Queen Elizabeth II is called the Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. While these titles have been bestowed on her predecessors over the centuries – some of them notably undevout, there is anecdotal evidence that the Queen takes her Christian faith most seriously.
‘The Lord sits on His throne in Heaven.’ Psalm 11:4 NCV The psalmist asked, ‘When the foundations for good collapse, what can good people do?’ (Psalm 11:3 NCV) Then he goes on to answer his own question: ‘The Lord sits on His throne in Heaven.’ When sickness comes, when your marriage fails, when your children suffer, when death strikes, [...]
‘When Jesus saw her, He called her to Him.’ Luke 13:12 NKJV We don’t know how long it took this woman to get to the front of the church when Jesus called her. People who are hurting can’t always move as quickly as others. There are two important lessons for you in her story. (1) Sometimes you [...]
Every mother, if she’s honest, will tell you that motherhood is both their greatest honour and hardest struggle. Loss of identity, parenting fails and search for purpose are just some of the issues mothers face every day.
‘When Jesus saw her, He called her to Him.’ Luke 13:12 NKJV ‘There was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” [...]
‘Those who speak rashly will come to ruin.’ Proverbs 13:3 NIV Harsh words can ‘chop off’ a person’s ability to hear what you’re saying. When Jesus was betrayed by Judas, He didn’t retaliate even though He could have called twelve legions of angels to His defence (see Matthew 26:53). Then the mob came, laid hands on Him, and arrested [...]
This week’s memory verse is 1 John 5:15 – And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.
‘If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.’ Romans 12:8 NLT As a leader, here are three things you shouldn’t do: (1) You shouldn’t be afraid to try something new. (See Isaiah 43:19). When you put someone into a new role, they will make mistakes; it’s inevitable, but it’s how they learn. While locking them into [...]
‘The true worshippers are being led by the Spirit.’ John 4:23 CEV Let’s talk about how to become a worshipper. First of all, there is no one-size-fits-all. The Bible doesn’t say you must worship God in a certain way. That’s because worship is such a powerful outpouring of our hearts towards the Lord that it can’t be [...]
Even if you’re not a Christian, you should be proud of the impact that Jesus has had on our country. He’s still the most successful leader in history.
Robbo and Becci spoke with many people on Rise and Shine this morning about their reflections on Queen Elizabeth II. Sheridan Voysey Di Campbell - Rhema NZ James Balliston-Thicke - Becci's Dad and retired Anglican Vicar Karl Faase
For over sixty years, the world’s most famous evangelist—Billy Graham—had a quiet and enduring friendship with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In his autobiography, Just As I Am, he mentions the warmth and cordiality of every meeting with her during his ministry visits to England. He pointed out that, while her official position meant she [...]
At the turn of the millennium, Queen Elizabeth had already reigned for 48 years. There were many changes during that time: British colonies increasingly won their independence and often opted to become part of the ‘Commonwealth’ of nations. One constant feature across the decades was the Queen’s Christmas message. Continuing her grandfather’s innovation of an [...]
6 February 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s Accession, becoming Queen Regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries, as well as the Head of the Commonwealth. What can we learn about leadership from the longest reigning British monarch?
‘Passion for Your house has consumed me.’ Psalm 69:9 NLT Question: are you passionate about God, or merely passive? Notice the steps that led to Peter’s denial of Jesus. Step one: ‘Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So [...]
‘All her sins are forgiven, and that is why she has shown great love.’ Luke 7:47 CEV One day, Jesus was eating at the home of a Pharisee when a prostitute came in. ‘The woman kissed His feet and poured… perfume on them. The Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and said to himself, “If this [...]
‘The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace.’ James 3:18 NKJV Satan knows that God’s Word can only be received by a heart and mind that are at peace, so he will do everything he can to keep you upset. He loves it when you get into an argument just before church and spend the entire service [...]